Reviews and Testimonials
L. R. GRANITE FALLS, NC
I'd love to leave a review/testimonial on this awesome product and the tech support that you have given me over the years. As an avid reader and book blogger this has been an enormous help to me and as I'm also getting the mobile version, I'll be even more grateful to this tool when book shopping.
C. S. New York, NY
Readerware is the best cataloging app I've found.for the price, I love that it extracts so much information, including Lexile and reading level--no other program I've tried does that! As a librarian, I appreciate the depth of info you provide.
M. M. Mililani, HI
I am completely satisfied with your Readerware product and the :C ISBN scanner! It makes inventorying my personal library so easy.
A. S. Haltom City, TX
Thank you, you guys are the best! I sure appreciate your quick response. Keep up the good work!
P. S. Squaw Valley, CA
I really don't have any problems with your software products, but I just wanted to express my appreciation for your diligence and hard work to bring to the customers, new and old, the best products possible.
R. B. Stratford On Avon, UK
Just wanted to say how pleased we are with the software. It was just what we wanted and has already done the job!
G. H. Copley, OH
I am a (really really happy) Readerware customer.
P. W. Christchurch, New Zealand
I really struggled to find a decent program to act as a book library. There was one "un-named" program that offered a free version to try but was so limited in functionality that it was impossible to get a realistic idea of its capabilities. I came across a few that were functional but no longer supported and had no web lookup facility. I knew what I was looking for and the functionality I expected to find. I was beginning to despair until I came across Readerware.
J. H. Apopka, FL
This program is nothing short of spectacular! - Software that works beyond expectations! The drag and drop feature, especially for my large number of older books, has proved indispensable.
R. T. Lorain, OH
I down loaded 4 different trial editions of book database software's in the last few days, and I was most impressed with Readerware. I have un-installed the others and purchased Readerware.
C. W. Reno, NV
Thank You for the Readerware Program. I gave it to my husband for Christmas. It was a great gift. He is very busy cataloging his library. So far he has done about 800 books. Obviously, he is an avid reader and cares a great deal for his books and now they are being rearranged and given a retrievable place on the shelves. Thanks for all of Martin's help and patience. I just wanted to make sure I was getting something my husband could use and enjoy. Mission Accomplished!
P. D. Winchester, VA
I love Readerware. It is one of my favorite and most used programs and has saved me innumerable hours for cataloging my books of which I have almost 600. Without Readerware the catalog would be a pipe dream.Sure, I could have filed the books using the Dewey Decimal System , but locating them would be hard (I have found many duplicates thanks to Readerware because i could not physically locate the book! You have saved me money from not buying duplicate copies because I could not find where I put the book! Now before I buy any book I check Readerware to be sure I do not already own the book!
V. T. Boonville, MO
I have had versions of Readerware since 2005 and I LOVE the software The support I have always received from you is beyond compare. You could write a book on customer support and service.
W. M. Hemphill, TX
I’ve used your Readerware products since Sept. 2001 and have found them to be among my most valuable and favorite software.
S. R. Oak Ridges, ON, Canada
My entire experience with your company has, to this point, been terrific. I compared your software with several others and not only did it do exactly what I wanted (and more), I was very impressed by the FAQ section and the fact that I had access to the Help file, and could read through them entirely to determine whether or not your software would suit my needs, and to find answers to all of my concerns. Again - such comprehensive detail is not often available for potential buyers. Then, when I ordered the software, the response time - and the nature of the response itself - was equally impressive, as was the ease with which I was able to begin to use the software.
V. H. Bend, OR
Just wanted to tell you how happy I am with Readerware 3.03! I’ve revamped our entire four libraries, well over 2,000 books. It was actually a pleasure doing that this week because of the extraordinary changes made since version 2.985.
B. O. Burnsville, MN
Your software for cataloging books is wonderful. I have been using this since 2004 and have now cataloged over 10,000 books still have several thousand left to catalog. It keeps me going when I'm in a used book store and can know if I have a book or not. Has saved me buying duplicates many times. It is a great product and I can find a book in my home pretty fast considering how many books I have in my library.
DaveCentral Best of Linux award
"I am thrilled to tell the world that I, Dave of DaveCentral, am a full-fledged book worm! I just adore reading! I was excited to discover Readerware, a fantastic program created for book lovers just like me! I have a huge collection of books ranging from recent science fiction books to rare collectibles. This program made it easy for me to create a database of books that I possess, as well as a list of books that I have loaned to others and another list of book that I want to collect. " "What makes this program really rock is that it's all customizable, including the search, the way that the results are displayed, and darn near everything else. You can even create categories and a rating system that work for you! You don't have to worry about difficulties with obtuse languages or commands. This is a user-friendly Linux tool that requires little maintenance. "
KSFO’s Web Wanderer
"It's a "must have" for collectors of books, music or videos." "Now the crazy part. It took me 15 minutes to catalog close to 200 DVDs. Readerware uses ISBNs for books, and UPCs for music and video, and pulls all of the data from the web sites you select (Amazon, Tower, Library of Congress, etc.) You enter the number, it grabs the data."
Readerware for the Compulsively Organized (and Wannabes)
"The program is simple to use as you are guided through most processes with a wizard. There's very little to learn and remember." "Once the information is in your computer, you can create reports, publish to the web, or export to your Palm...Use it to display books you want to buy and books that you don't want to buy a second time."
The 2003 Stuff You Can’t Live Without Awards
"The process of entering books, CDs, and DVDs is stunningly simple... you load them into ReaderWare and tell it to go fetch. The software lets you access dozens of Web-based informational sites, from Tower and Amazon to the Library of Congress; you can also merge the results from several sources into one record. After processing, you’ll have every scrap of information possible about the CD (or book or DVD) in question automatically entered into the database, including album or cover art." Corporation, is a truly impressive program for cataloging all of your music, books, and videos. Over the years I've looked at lots of "catalog" programs and this one is really first-rate! And it's so easy-to-use that I think it's perfect for anyone -- new or experienced user."
Readerware Reviewed at PocketGoddess.com
"For Readerware to help you get organized, you of course have to enter all of your information. While this may sound like a gloomy prospect, depending on how many books, movies, or music CDs you have, it really isn’t. Readerware works with a variety of barcode scanners (you even get one free if you buy a bundle) and will actually search for all the information you need for each book and fill it in automatically. All you have to do is scan each item and let Readerware do the rest!
Readerware is a Dr. File Finder favorite
"Readerware, by Readerware Corporation, is a truly impressive program for cataloging all of your music, books, and videos. Over the years I've looked at lots of "catalog" programs and this one is really first-rate! And it's so easy-to-use that I think it's perfect for anyone -- new or experienced user."
T. A. Queensland, Australia
Recently purchased readerware program and cannot believe that my art library is now all catalogued in my bookshelves. Wonderful program and so easy to use. Once I had my books all entered into my database went further and produced labels with a Dymo paper tape label which I stuck vertically to book spine. I only need to use first three letters to match up with my categories (i.e. BOT for Botanical Art) from my database, and its all done. Now I have a "proper library" with everything so easy to find and no more lost books. Great program, well done!
L.M.M. New York, NY
I am a huge fan of Readerware and tell all my friends about it. I find it easy to use. Friendly service.
R.F. Spokane, WA
I have several hundred books, and the thought of entering them manually...well...it kept me from doing it! Readerware has provided a painless way to do an inventory of all of these books. I also use it for the many musical self study booklets, some with CDs or videos included. I'm very satisfied with this product and have recommended it to many people (some of whom have purchased it!)
I just wanted to say thanks. I always email and whine at you about problems, but forget to say thanks for working so hard on these constant updates to the product and for still supporting Windows 95/98 even though they are terribly outdated. You have an excellent product and I'd be lost without it, or at least I'd have a lot of duplicate books and movies! Pat yourself on the back, I'd do it, but I'm too far away!
R.P. Bethlehem, PA
I ordered/received the recommended barcode scanner. Went with USB because although my desktop doesn't have USB, I'll be getting a new one soon and the advantages are great. And -- my laptop is newer, has USB (and I can carry it to the books!). Took it for a spin after unpacking and was well pleased! ... And, of course, your good email with the unlock code came right along here, and the cd-rom appeared today.
E.D. Atlanta, GA
Readerware is an exceptional utility for those folk who just "gotta" collect a Bunch of Books, and keep them organized! Or your music, or your Movies! I have been using this software suite for over 6 months and the "designed for what you want" features makes it functional, and yet easy to use. The support of cheap (or free) barcode readers and interfacing with the different Internet book sites made entering my 2,000+ library WAY easier than doing it by hand. Finally, this product has had the best support of any that I have purchased. Fast & personal responses to e-mailed questions are a very welcome change from the automatic form letters replies that are now common. and a busy web forum gets new ideas kicked around, which the author quickly implements. Give it a chance, in the 30 day trial. I didn't even wait for the end!
S.D. Hollywood, CA
I think its fabulous. I was looking for weeks on the internet to find something like this but it was better than expected. I WILL definitely buy the software. I am building the most comprehensive database for new age music and your software is helping me tremendously to add expand and get the UPCs, gifs etc.
D.K.S Fresno, CA
I love the program. easy to operate, learn and record. Thanks for the good job
D.D. Pasadena, CA
You have an excellent product ... I have already been recommending to my clients that they junk the library software that I wrote for them and switch over to your system. I had many data entry type features, but none which compare to your barcode/CueCat support with auto-cataloging.
J.R. Quartzsite, AZ
I LOVE READERWARE. I have Readerware, ReaderwareAW, ReaderwareVW, and for Palm. Keep up the good work.
K.L. Berlin, NY
Thanks for the informing Newsletter. I Absolutely Love Readerware.
M.Y. Timmins, ON Canada
Absolutely love your software!! We have cataloged about 6000 books so far and climbing.
G.M. Redondo Beach, CA
Software is installed and working. Figured it out on my first try even. Imagine that! Thank you for a great product and super service.
M.M. Denver, CO
Your customer service and product have been impeccable!!!!!!!!!!!
R.H. Burnaby, BC Canada
I just wanted to say how impressed I always am with the tech support you offer. It is always so speedy and helpful. Thanks so much for that. I truly love your program ... was able to install the database onto my palm. Now I can take it with me to the used book store to shop for more. Thanks again, you're the best
V.C. San Clemente, CA
An elegant and easy to use program. I am very impressed with it's capabilities and features. I own more than 1,000 books and am finally able to catalog and keep track of what I have and where it is. With a CueCat and a laptop with a wireless DSL connection, I have been able to scan 314 of my books thus far. Only 2 were not found, but my test run was only 3 sites. Using 6 sites I have them all, and the web searches are very fast. I am very happy with this product and recommend it without any qualification. I am right now downloading the Palm version so I will never again buy a book I already own. It sounds stupid, and perhaps it is, but I have done this more times than I care to remember. Thank you for an excellent piece of software.
R.V. Duluth, MN
I have been a music collector for years and have always "dreamed" of having a computer-based catalog of my collection. Over the years, I have made MANY starts at this database using software that links to the CDDB database. I usually give up after a day of trying because of the difficulty in putting each CD in the CD-ROM drive and waiting for it to get cataloged. I recently came across Readerware (quite accidentally when I was seeing if there is *any* use I can put a CueCat to). The product sounded exactly like something I could use and I downloaded the 30-day evaluation version. I "evaluated" the product for less than a day before I realized this would meet all my needs and paid for the software immediately. I even paid for the "bundle" even though I really only need the CD-database right now. Believe it or not, with my CueCat linked to a laptop sitting in my basement where my CDs lie, I scanned my entire collection (over 1200 CDs) in ONE EVENING. Absolutely spectacular product! Count me in as one of your fans. Here is a product that works as advertised (I'll use you as an example in the marketing classes I teach). Thanks!
R.G.B. Chattanooga, TN
I would like you to know how much I appreciate the quick service you have provided for your product. I have been using book and music cataloging software for some time and have been dissatisfied with all of it until Readerware. I had decided to write my own until I tried your product. My three main features that I wanted were automatic loading of data from external sources, multiplatform support (particularly linux and mac), and support for the palm as a list of your collection in your pocket is critical while shopping. Thanks for a great product and support.
W.A. Kaysville, UT
Your readerware software is incredible!! I can't believe how much time it saved me! I took a ton of CD's and then put them right into one database that I can know exactly who borrowed them, etc. Plus it pulls the pictures, descriptions, etc!! My hat is off to those that built these three sets!
G.C. Courtenay, BC Canada
When I tried the software on download I was amazed. I couldn't find a single book in my extensive library that it couldn't catalogue ... even out of print books were found.
E.C. New York, NY
I love your products. I downloaded the trials yesterday. (I collect books and DVDs) I have, with my barcode reader, cataloged hundreds of volumes and movies in less than an hour. What fun!
J.H.P. Rochester, MN
I bought a copy for a friend almost 9 months ago. They just last night got around to being interested. I wish you could hear them and see their faces. They are so happy with Readerware. Since last nights install, they have scanned over 200 books and can't break away from the computer to do the things they planned on doing today! They are addicted and amazed by the functions and ease-of-use.
I must comment on your tech support, it's great to see people so responsive and helpful. If I had any doubts about purchasing your software (which I didn't) your outstanding tech support would have put those feelings to rest. Thank you again for all the help you have provided, especially to someone who hasn't purchased your product yet.
K.A. Attleboro, MA
Previously, I had designed spreadsheets and databases to track my collections of books, CDs, and DVDs. It was truly a labor of love to maintain them year after year with new arrivals. When I heard about the Readerware bundle pack and the CueCat scanner from a relative who works for a city library, I had to investigate. I read all your other testimonials and figured, "Why not. It's worth a try and you can at least get images of your collection stored on your computer." I installed the software two weeks after I received it--and went to town, to coin a phrase. My wife and I catalogued of our 332 DVD titles, 224 CDs, and about 300 book titles so far on just one Saturday afternoon. We still have quite a bit more books to enter, but with the ease of the scanner, it's a much less daunting task. Your software is phenomenal!
I.K. Union, ME
Praise first, this remains the most useful application I have used in a very long time. The OSX version is elegant and your quick and thorough responses to queries and feature suggestions sets the bar for other developers. I can not thank you enough.
R.H. Chicago, IL
I just finished entering my wife's library in Readerware, and love it. Never would I have imagined that she had over $13,000 worth of books - what a great tool to use for insurance purposes, if for no other reason!
S.D. Silver Spring, MD
I just ran across your product by chance, and bought it immediately.
J.C. Elizabeth Bay, Australia
I have been using it for just a few hours now and I think this is a brilliant piece of software. It suits my style as a researcher and writer working principally from home perfectly. From my perspective the more library databases you can add the better. It is a pity there are no vast libraries of recorded music you can gain access to, as you can with books, although the Library of Congress film and sound archive catalogs may be worth a try. From here in Australia the National Library access is really valuable as is Angus and Robertson for local material. Borders are now opening local shops as well. Once again, congratulations on a brilliant concept well executed. It is so intuitive I barely had to consult the tutorial. This is the first time I have wanted to offer compliments on a piece of software.
T.O. New River, AZ
I am so glad that I found Readerware. It is truly amazing! I had previously tried BookCAT but couldn't even figure out how to use the program. Readerware, on the other hand, is a dream come true. It was easy to download and it's so user-friendly that I was able to jump right in and begin cataloging items immediately. And even better, with the auto catalog feature I can walk away and do something else while all of the data is being cataloged. The information is always accurate and it even includes descriptions, reviews, and a photo when available. I recommended Readerware to someone else I know, too. I do have a lot of old books that don't have ISBN numbers, but with over 4,000 books in my collection, I can catalog most of them easily and quickly. I just ordered the Readerware CD/barcode reader bundle, but I've already cataloged almost 300 books simply by typing in the ISBN's by hand and it still goes faster than I could ever have imagined! I never thought that such a product would be available for the general public at such a reasonable price. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
C.S. Kansas City, MO
Readerware has been a blessing. Prior to finding this software, I had attempted to set up my own database for cataloging my collection but it was awkward and unwieldy. When I downloaded Readerware for the free trial period, I was very impressed and knew it was the answer to my problems. Since then, my collection has increased from about 500 books (which I thought was a lot) to over 4,000 books in just a few weeks. Readerware has made entering each book so simple (with a cuecat) I can easily do several hundred a day; and the information it pulls from the internet is amazing.The export feature allows me to update my sales catalog on Amazon, Half and ABE on a daily basis with ease. I now have three computers running in client/server mode (my office, basement storeroom, and my partner's office). Now we can check the status and location of a book wherever we are and know it is always up to date! And last, but DEFINITELY not least, the tech support is outstanding. Questions are answered quickly and professionally by email (certainly not the norm for most programs) and suggestions for the product are always considered. Thank you for a wonderful product!!
A.T. Milton, ON Canada
My trial download left me agog and I purchased the whole bundle the same afternoon........never dreamed I'd be able to catalogue my book collection ( 15,000+ and growing.....also 3000+ cds and 500+ dvds) so easily. What a beautiful suite of software! I can't wait for the arrival of my Econoscan CCD Scanner (usb), which I also ordered this afternoon. What seemed impossible is destined to be! Many thanks!
P.L. Cambridge, MA
I tried out the demo version of the product. It's unbelievably cool. I'm so glad I got it. I thought cataloging 500 books would take several days of effort; instead, it took just 3-4 hours. I am totally stunned by how awesome this product is. Will purchase as soon as I figure out if I want to get the client-server edition so my whole family can get going with this. All I can say is: wow.
G.G. Claremont, NH
I've been experimenting with the free download of version 2.79 for a week. You guys are geniuses! What a beautiful product! It does EVERYTHING, yet is flexible and easy to use. I'm thrilled with it. I am telling relatives and friends of mine about your wonderful software --- powerful yet so easy to use --- truly perfect! Thanks!!
J.H. Maple Grove, MN
Hey guys, This product is simply awesome. Thank you so much for steering me to the CD and the free Cue Cat. It's so damn easy! I'm thrilled. You've offered the one stop suite that fit my bill perfectly. My insurance agent loves it, I love it, and the drag and drop feature is awesome. My CDs, DVDs, LPs, LaserDisks, VHS, and AudioTape cataloguing is a breeze now. You've saved me so much time with your batch loading! I can't thank you enough. Keep it up! I'm telling everyone about this. I dreaded doing the Home Inventory, but you took that away. I don't mind it a bit now. I just scan in the code and off ReaderWare goes. Truly wonderful. Thanks again! I'm thrilled.
S.D. Sydney, Australia
ANOTHER 'well done' comment. Nothing new here - did what everyone else has done, and appreciated the fact that someone who really understands programming as well as database / catalogue logic brought their skills to bear on the software. Cheers.
J.B. Lafayette, IN
One of my sources provides 35-40 boxes of books every other month. The last batch of 39 boxes (without Readerware) took two months and one day to price, list/donate and get completely processed. I picked up the latest batch on October 16th. Eight days later they are 3/4 of the way done. So even though I don't have final numbers for the time saved, it was *at least* four times as fast. Further, I used to seldom bother with Mass Market Paperbacks. Those boxes I would usually skim, grab the few non-fiction titles that looked interesting so I could price them, and donate the rest untouched. With Readerware I am scanning in the scannable ones, typing in the other ISBNs, and so far in this batch have listed for sale 12-15 I would not have seen otherwise - one of which is now listed for nearly $50.00. So your software has unquestionably paid for itself in less than two weeks. I am astounded and grateful. Thank you.
My husband is a college professor with a zillion books. He just about passed out when I showed him the auto-catalog over the net. We will definitely be buying. And great tech support too!
J.S. Englewood, CO
I just purchased your readerware 3 package program (book, music, video) about 2 weeks ago and just started with the cue-cat today...I just wrote to tell you I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase from you . This is just for me to use at home for my personal collection , but you have made it exceptionally easy for me to keep track of everything . I was truly impressed by the auto catalog feature that accesses the Internet to retrieve the information & cover photos and also by how easy it was to use and format to my personal taste.... I even keep track of library books that I have read by designating their locating as library..Thank you !!!!!!
R.E. Little Rock, AR
I have had two issues and you took care of them immediately. I appreciate that. I love your software. I have cataloged 200 books in a very short period of time. Thank yuou very much for writing and supporting the software so well.
B.R. Salem, OR
Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your book cataloging software. I've cataloged over 2000 books successfully now, some through spreadsheet imports, most through my Cue-Cat reader, and others by ISBN data file entry. Everything works great. Thanks!
G.H. Corrales, NM
Thanks for your extremely prompt, completely understandable, and effective response. (you guys must have set a modern era record with this!) Everything worked like a charm and I'm back up and running. Neat program! Again, thanks and I'm recommending your company and product to everyone I know
B.W. Overland Park, KS
I purchased Readerware and have been using it for several weeks now and it is a super program. A lot of software out there is really bad but Readerware is about as good a program as I have ever used. Thanks for great software.
J.K. Havre De Grace, MD
Finding Readerware was like hitting a gold mine. It is one of the most phenomenal products I have ever encountered. And, I say this in all seriousness. It solved what had become a problem of gargantuan proportions: how do I deal with tracking an inventory that was blowing out my walls. I continue to be amazed at how the software has streamlined my overall inventory control system. The ability to import and export data into and out of my POS software is the icing on the cake: totally awesome. . and for a price that can't be beat!!! Thanks again!
J.M. Fairport, NY
I can't begin to explain how great your product is. So much thought went into the development of this software and it works extremely well. I especially love the cross-platform features, as I am a huge Mac fan. I started with the single user version and was so impressed I ordered the Client/Server so I could have the software on all of my 4 computers. The pricing is very reasonable, for all versions. What I really wanted to relate was that I was especially pleased to see the update for MacOS X (2.861) so soon after encountering the problem with the interface. I can't tell you how many software companies (Apple computer being one of the worst, in my book) just ignore repeated complaints about obvious bugs in software. To not even have to contact support about the problem was good in itself, but to see the patch just waiting for me on the ReaderWare website as an acknowledged and solved problem really made my day. Keep up the great work guys! Great product and great support. Other companies could learn a real lesson from you.
M.L. Collierville, TN
But the reason for this email is to let you know how wonderful Readerware performed this past weekend. During some major house cleaning, I decided to catalog all my books. I launched Readerware for the first time, and by the time the weekend was over, I had cataloged over 800 books. It was so easy and the process was superb. Readerware performed exceptionally. Even manually adding books without ISBN numbers was easy. In short, the task was accomplished quickly and easily. I was quite impressed. Thank you for a great product! I forgot to mention that I used the CueCat for reading the bar code. The combination product is awesome.
T.R. Hillsborough, NC
I just got my Cue Cat in the mail yesterday and I’ve cataloged almost 200 books. I love it. It’s easy to use and makes it easy to collect so much data quickly. I’ve got a wireless LAN so I can go right to the bookshelves or to the stacks of books on the floor, scan and download the details about the books in minutes. I’ve been attempting to create a database manually and never completed it. Too much typing! Readerware has solved my problems. I’ve got hundreds of books in many genres. I am ecstatic to now have an easy way organize them. Next, the CDs and DVDs. Thanks.
C.N. Thatcher, AZ
After evaluating nine different programs I have just purchased your readerware for books software and wanted to let you know how pleased and surprised at all the features and capability of this program. Of all the nine programs I tested your program was far and above the finest of the lot.. Many more features and the bar code scanning works beautifully well and what a time saver.. In six days I scanned, uploaded, searched for and added over 700 books to three different databases I am keeping. I can guarantee anyone that if they want a full featured database for their books .. they will not find a more full featured and easy to use program than this one.. and what a value .. would be a steal at twice the price. Can't wait to get the register key, Thanks again for a first class product.
H.W. Sunnyvale, CA
I have found your product to be a critical part to adding DVD's to my DVD library and then maintaining the library once the DVD has been added. My DVD library is very large and had become very unruly, until a friend told me about READERWARE-VW that is. Since my purchase, I have been able to put all my DVD's into the database and now I can maintain the database information by just investing a couple of minutes whenever I add a new DVD. This software is very user friendly and produces excellent reports, making it very easy to find the DVD that I am looking for. Now when my wife asks about a DVD, I can go right to it, instead of spending 30-60 minutes looking through each binder until I find the movie we wanted. As you can imagine, our movie time has become much more enjoyable since we spend more time watching movies instead of looking for them.
J.M. Santa Barbara, CA
I have been using Readerware for about 3 weeks. Not only am I pleased with the program, but I'm delighted with the wealth of support information both with the software and on your web site. You are to be commended on providing unparralleled support to your customers. Please keep it up. Service is a dying commodity these days. To have it, really stands out! Thanks
J.M. London, England
I've just started using Readerware and I'm very impressed. In the past, I considered manually cataloging my book collection, but the prospect of tackling 2,000 works didn't hold much appeal. Using Readerware and a barcode scanner, I finished the job in half a day. Even better, Readerware has already paid for itself. I not only have a reasonably large book collection, I also have a terrible memory, so I often end up buying books that I already own (a fact that I usually only realise when I'm halfway through reading my "new" purchase and its far too late to return it). Now, I carry an HTML version of my catalog around with me on my PocketPC and can browse it when I'm in bookstores to see if I've already got a particular book. This past weekend, I managed to avoid buying two books that I already have at home, a £40 ($70) saving. There are very few software products that pay for themselves within three days of purchase, but Readerware is one.
P.C., J.C., L.S., S.F. Titusville, FL
Got it up and running and I am dumbfounded. speechless even. --WOW--
S.F. Lincoln, RI
Your program really IS as easy as you say it is!!! At last, a program that works as advertised. Thank you! Thank you again for doing the work and the testing necessary to produce a quality product.
P.G. Corinth, KY
Simply put, I am astounded. I purchased and downloaded Readerware and simultaneously ordered a funky looking, toy-like, CueCat on eBay as suggested on the Readerware site. Perhaps by some fluke, I received the CueCat (yep, looked like a dime store toy) in 48 hours. By the end of the same day I had cataloged more than 650 books! The program is both easy and powerful - yet ECONOMICAL! I didn't know that was possible. I hate to ruin it for others, but the application would have been worth MUCH more to me than I paid ($50 w/cd). I'm just blown away. BTW - the CueCat (about $15) performed FLAWLESSLY with Readerware. Swipe, beep, loaded. Wow.
D.L. West Long Branch, NJ
I have been using Readerware for several years now and have cataloged over 1400 books, both with and without UPC codes and almost 400 DVDs. It made managing my library easy and manageable. I tend to buy books and DVD by the 10s at a time and Readerware is indispensable. Anyone who has books, DVDs and audio CD and tapes should get the software.
J.C. Ashland, VA
This is such an easy-to-use program, and I was so happy to discover that I could download updates to my new Mac, even though I originally purchased the PC version. Joy!
V.L. Buckeye, AZ
i have used your program since verison 2.? I have over 12000 books in my database and over 500 dvds in my movie database..this is the best program i have ever bought and i have bought a lot. keep up the good work...
T.B. Peaks Island, ME
I can't tell you how pleased I am with the product. After decades of wanting to catalog my too-large library, I am finally underway.
R.I. Ames, IA
Readerware is fantastic. Once I got the hang of the cuecat, it is just amazing how fast I can catalogue the books. I am going to recommend Readerware to everybody I know at the university.
D.B. McHenry, IL
I don't usually do this but I had to tell you how impressed with your book program. I have about 1,500 books in my home library. Some people collect stamps, others collect coins. I collect... well Unfortunately my books are not organized ala Dewey Decimel so I have to zero in on a given volume's specific location when I want to dig it out. I did have a shareware library program that served me well for about ten years but when the computer died, it took that program with it. Stumbled on your program while searching the web. First figured too expensive for me, given all the claims but happily discovered it was only $40. Downloaded trial and decided within minuted that I had to have it. I'm still recompiling my directory but not only is the task no longer daunting, it's actually fun. Thanks for a great program. It's worth every penny, if not more (Ooops, maybe I shouldn't have said that. I'd like to see other bibliophiles take advantage of Readerware's outstanding features.)
M.O. Chevy Chase, MD
This is a great piece of software. I have already recommended it to two friends and will continue to recommend it to others. I finally have the tool I need to get my house in order.
S.P. Dothan, AL
I am loveing useing my readerware. I have put in almost 800 books and over 200 movies. I have recomended your product to anyone and everone who collects books, movies, or music that i know, and even a few people i dont know. Thank you for a wonderful product.
C.B. San Clemente, CA
I would like to tell you I absolutely love your product. Thank you so much. After I installed the book portion, your wonderful program downloaded (in the blink of an eye) all the books I have purchased from Amazon.com. It was amazing to watch. Once again, thank you for a wonderful set of programs.
L.A. Jonesboro, GA
Thank you for such a wonderful program! My husband and I have, to say the least, a large library of books, CDs and video media. I searched for years in stores and online for a library program in vain. My husband found a review of several "home" library programs, After reviewing each of them myself, I found Readerware to be, by far, the most comprehensive and complete, and easy to use of all the programs.
M.V. Wilkesboro, NC
I loaded all my books into your program. On my old program it took me days to load, with yours less than an hour!!! The program is easy, functional, useful, etc., etc., etc.!!! I am so totally pleased that I took the time to look for the right program, and look forward to a long use of it!!! It is FANTASTIC!!! Keep up the good work. I'm sure I will be back when I decide to load our record albums; cds; movies; etc., etc., etc.!! Thanks a whole bunch from me and the group who will also find this program easy to use!!!
M.P. Amsterdam, Netherlands
I just received Readerware Standard Edition Bundle CD & Free USB CueCat in good condition and all works perfectly. I also want you to let you know that the software is absolutely great and it is total fun to database my belongings this way c.q. get my books etc in order with your easy and fast going program which has so many possibilities. Well done!
J.C. Danville, CA
I love this thing! (Readerware VW is what I use the most.) Good job on good software. Keep up the good work. I recommend you to anyone who asks.
G.W. Solvang, CA
One of the best "off the shelf" programs I have ever used. It does what your literature says it will do! And the support is top's. What a welcome concept in the software market!
P.D. San Antonio, TX
The support that you get from Readerware is phenomenal. I sometimes wonder if they ever sleep. I have never asked for help without getting an answer to my question way before 24 hours. This is a wonderful company to work with when you have a problem. I have 6,000+ books and I have close to 3,000 in Readerware. I would never have been able to even start to get my books cataloged without it. The new version is even more helpful. Thanks once again for a great piece of software and a great support department.
M.T. Walnut Creek, CA
While I am here, I must say I have never found a piece of software more useful. I own almost 3,000 cds (blues primarily), had no actual catalog, no way to insure the collection. Those days are gone, my great thanks to you and any who have contributed to your product.
J.F. Durham, NC
Your software is extremely useful and your follow-up technical support has to be among the best in the software industry. This program is essential if one has a large collection of books, music CDs, or DVDs. However, even if one has only modest sized collections they would enjoy using Readerware, for they would have the refreshing experience of seeing how a small software company can give consistently prompt and focused technical support of their product.
D.S. Albany, OR
Thank You for creating a wonderful product. Using your software has allowed me to sort my 800+ books. Now each book is labeled and shelved in category. It is so much easier to find the book I am looking for. Plus it give me a complete listing of all books, movies, and music in case there is a need to file an insurance claim. It was a quick and easy process to setup, all I do now is maintain it when I add new items to my collection. Again thank you for making my library manageable.
G. H. Condon, QLD, Australia
Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know that I have just received the cd's and cuecat scanners ordered on the 21st April and to thank you for your prompt attention to this order. Even more impressive because I am in Australia and the product was delivered in less than 10 days. The scanners work perfectly and the software is simply brilliant. You have excelled with this program. The interface is extremely intuitive and the functionality of the program is impressive. I have been searching for a piece of software like this for near on 15 years and have come across nothing that even comes close to Readerware. I will happily recommend it to everyone.
O. G. London, England
I have been using readerware to collate and catalogue the library at my sons school for sometime now, and I have never really got back to you since the time of purchase to say thank you very much for a truly lovely product, which has made my work so much easier and is such a pleasure to use. Once more, thank you. Readerware is a really user friendly and intuitive product and I wish you every success.
J. B. TN
As the fulltime Chaplain at our county jail, I needed a program that would catalog and manage the donated books in our inmate libraries. After looking a several programs, I chose Readwerware with a Cue Cat barcode scanner. I'm amazed at how easily and efficiently this program handles the book inventory and loans. Our facility issues each inmate with a barcoded wristband. I'm able to scan the book, scan the wristband, and print out the loan report. It's incredible! Thanks for making such a great product!
I just wanted to let you know that I think the Readerware databases are great. I use them everyday. Get Readerware and never look back!
P. N. Mitcham, VIC, Australia
I've just installed and tried out Readerware for my book collection. It worked. That's surprising for me, because a) I use Windows XP x64 Edition, and b) I have a very unusual and eclectic personal library. It was a really pleasant surprise that I could enter ISBNs for a number of unusual books (and even some mainstream titles) that I've acquired, and the Readerware application found a lot more information automatically in 10 minutes than I've been able to manually collect in the past 20 years. I didn't even have to type much. While I haven't recently tried to improve my collection database due to the incredible amount of extra work that's required to find, extract, filter, conform, and apply information to individual titles, I designed and built an Interbase database specifically for the collection and designed and built a frontend for the database (across 9 operating systems!), so I know how difficult and time-consuming (and error prone!) the data addition process is, even for my measly library (around 1,200 titles). So I appreciated the ability to let your software do the legwork, and I appreciated even more the ability to review and manually "fine tune" data found by your search processes. That's why I bought the product. I did more for my book collection in two hours and less than 200 keystrokes and a dozen mouse clicks with Readerware than I've done in 18+ years and close to 40,000 lines of code across DOS, Windows 3.0, Win3.1, Win95, Win98, Windows NT, and finally Windows XP 32 and 64.
T. H. Stafford, England
This programme is the best thing I ever bought for my computer and the support you give is first class.